Articles by Kristi Marcelle

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6 College Campuses with Kid-Friendly Attractions

Great college campus attractions that your kids will love and learn in.

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5 Lighthouses Worth a Climb This Summer

A resurgence of interest in these historically significant beacons has made them popular stops on summer vacations.

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Tips for Planning a Family Vacation with a Tour Company

Using a tour company for your next vacation? Read this first!

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6 Sensational Summer Adventures for Families

Coast-to-coast ideas for outdoor summer fun.

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5 Hotels Where You Can Warm Up for Wimbledon

Practice your serve and train for the pros at these great Wimbledon alternatives.

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Forget the Fog: 5 Summer Activities in the San Francisco Bay Area

Although a treat during any season, the city by the bay offers a cool breeze and even more kid-friendly fun during the summer months.

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Set Sail: 5 Summer Cruises for Non-Cruisers

Bored with the typical cruise? Check out these unique alternatives.

By on Apr 4, 2014

Beginner’s Guide to California Wine Country with Kids

California wine country offers plenty of kid appeal—from grape-juice tastings to castles and bocce ball

By on Mar 5, 2014

What’s New at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Disney’s newly expanded Aulani Resort is at the intersection of two cultures rich in storytelling and family tradition

By on Jun 26, 2014

Best Family Day Trips from San Francisco

Explore the Bay Area with these easy, kid-friendly excursions an hour or less from San Francisco.

By on Jan 22, 2014

5 Places to Catch Olympic Fever

No tickets to Sochi? Here’s where your family can experience Olympic thrills without leaving North America.

By on Nov 20, 2013

Holiday Afternoon Teas with Kids

Afternoon tea at city hotels around the country offer an oh-so-civilized way to escape the holiday hustle and bustle.

By on Nov 13, 2013

Zoos Light Up the Holiday Season

Want to brighten your holidays? The best zoos in the country go wild with light displays.

By on Feb 7, 2014

City Bites: 6 Delectable Food Tours with Kids

Looking for a delicious way to create vacation memories? Kid-friendly food tours are popping up all over.

By on Sep 25, 2013

5 Haunted Lighthouses to Climb if You Dare

At America’s haunted lighthouses, ghost lore and legends make for an especially exciting visit during the Halloween season.

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6 Big Game Safari Parks in the US

Is an African safari on your bucket list but not in your budget? These six safari parks let you see the Big Five without leaving the U.S.

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4 Up-Close Encounters with Sea Creatures

Sharks and whales and manatees—oh my! Here are four encounters that let you get up-close and personal with some not-so-scary sea creatures.

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The Next Big Thing: 5 Places to Go Sandboarding

Love the thrill of downhill sports? Get ready for the coolest new way to play in the sand.